Alex Vesia

Alex Vesia

26-Year-Old PitcherRP
Los Angeles Dodgers
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Alex Vesia in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Traded to the Dodgers in February of 2021.
Continues dominance with 16th hold
PLos Angeles Dodgers
September 30, 2022
Vesia earned a hold over San Diego on Thursday by retiring both batters he faced, including one by strikeout.
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After Chris Martin allowed two of the three batters he faced to reach base in the eighth inning, Vesia entered and got two outs to preserve Los Angeles' 5-2 lead. The scoreless outing was Vesia's 25th over his past 26 appearances. Over that stretch, he's posted a 38:9 K:BB while allowing just one run over 24 innings.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
15
Last 10 Games
16
Last 5 Games
16
How many pitches does Alex Vesia generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Alex Vesia generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-24%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-40%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-5%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-25%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .146 167 62 19 21 3 0 2
Since 2020vs Right .191 248 76 34 40 8 0 9
2022vs Left .130 79 32 8 9 0 0 0
2022vs Right .217 148 47 16 28 6 0 2
2021vs Left .123 75 29 8 8 3 0 1
2021vs Right .129 86 25 14 9 2 0 5
2020vs Left .400 13 1 3 4 0 0 1
2020vs Right .300 14 4 4 3 0 0 2
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-16%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-45%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-42%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-36%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 2.66 0.97 47.1 3 0 1 13.1 4.0 1.0
Since 2020Away 3.16 1.32 51.1 5 2 1 12.1 5.6 1.1
2022Home 2.84 1.11 25.1 3 0 1 14.2 3.6 0.7
2022Away 1.55 1.14 29.0 2 0 0 12.1 4.3 0.0
2021Home 1.69 0.75 21.1 0 0 0 12.2 4.2 1.3
2021Away 2.89 1.23 18.2 3 1 1 12.1 5.8 1.4
2020Home 27.00 3.00 .666666 0 0 0 0.0 13.5 0.0
2020Away 17.18 3.27 3.2 0 1 0 12.3 14.7 7.4
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Stat Review
How does Alex Vesia compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.29
 
K/9
13.1
 
BB/9
4.0
 
HR/9
0.3
 
Fastball
94.2 mph
 
ERA
2.15
 
WHIP
1.12
 
BABIP
.320
 
GB/FB
0.91
 
Left On Base
80.8%
 
Exit Velocity
80.2 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.2%
 
Spin Rate
2352 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
17.8%
 
Swinging Strike
15.4%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2022
2021
Vesia arrived in Los Angeles last February as part of the Dylan Floro trade and opened 2021 in the minors. The southpaw bounced between Triple-A and Los Angeles several times before showing he had nothing left to prove at Triple-A, fanning 19 hitters over nine innings at that level before he got the call for good near the All-Star break. Vesia was outstanding for the Dodgers, quickly overtaking Victor Gonzalez as the team's top lefty out of the pen. He finished the year with a 2.25 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 12.2 K/9 over 40 innings, and his 17.8% SwStr% would have ranked among the leaders if he qualified. He attacks left-handed hitters with his slider and only allowed one hit on the pitch all year, while blanking hitters altogether on his changeup. The lefty turns 26 in April and needs to improve his control (5.0 BB/9) to take the next step forward, but initial returns forecast a promising high-leverage career.
Vesia is a player whose minor-league statistics get your attention. In 100 minor-league innings, he's allowed just 75 hits with a 138:26 K:BB while allowing just four home runs. Stats such as those would lead one to believe Vesia has a triple-digit fastball or some nasty breaking ball, but neither is true. Vesia has a rather average fastball, but he hides it well and it sneaks up on hitters. His changeup is his best pitch, and it is why he was able to produce such lofty strikeout totals in the minor leagues. He made it from Division II college to the major leagues in two years thanks to embracing a role in the bullpen. Expect to see him in the majors a fair amount in 2021 assuming he can throw more strikes than he did during his brief time in the big leagues in 2020.
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Records hold Sunday
PLos Angeles Dodgers
September 12, 2022
Vesia earned a hold against the Padres on Sunday with a perfect inning of work that included two strikeouts.
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Secures 14th hold
PLos Angeles Dodgers
August 31, 2022
Vesia picked up a hold against the Mets on Tuesday as a result of pitching a scoreless inning. He struck out one batter and issued one walk.
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Credited with win Friday
PLos Angeles Dodgers
July 23, 2022
Vesia (2-0) earned the win against San Francisco on Friday by retiring the only batter he faced.
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Picks up second career save
PLos Angeles Dodgers
July 7, 2022
Vesia earned a save against the Cubs on Thursday by striking out the only batter he faced.
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Notches first win Wednesday
PLos Angeles Dodgers
June 23, 2022
Vesia (1-0) earned the win over the Reds on Wednesday, working a scoreless inning during which he allowed one hit and struck out two batters.
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